Sefer Yetzirah

This symbol illustrates the order of creation outlined in the Jewish Kabbalistic work Sefer Yetzirah (Hebrew, “Book of Formation”). The central star contains the three Hebrew “mother’ letters, which represent the three primal sounds, and correlate to the elements air, water, and fire, making up the three horizontal bars of the tree of life. The central star represents the seven “double” letters (words with two pronunciations), and the seven vertical paths on the tree. The outer ring represents the twelve ‘simple’ letters, and the twelve diagonal paths on the tree.

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